Why Did the Trump Gang Sign Off On Shocking Climate Report?

The Trump administration is made up of climate change deniers, led by Herr Trump himself, so why did they release a report supporting global warming?

by Michael John Scott

The latest peer-reviewed assessment was produced by hundreds of scientists generating 1,500 reports and studies. It clearly stated the only solution is to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. One would think this would make the Trump Gang laugh out loud, however, all things are not as they seem.

The fourth National Climate Assessment summarized as follows:

“It’s extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of climate change over the past century. There is no convincing alternative explanation.”

The shocking report, which concludes climate change is real and almost entirely caused by humans, was released Friday by the, wait for it, Trump administration. Surprised? So were a lot of scientists, who expected the administration to try to block the release of the report or change its scientific findings, as happened to an early assessment released under George W. Bush.

The report’s coordinating lead author, however, says there was no meddling from lawmakers, and the White House Office of Science and Technology even signed off on it, according to USA Today.

The findings of the 2,000-page report directly contradict statements made by Trump, Energy secretary Rick Perry, and EPA head Scott Pruitt, who actually removed similar findings from the EPA website earlier this year.

The climate assessment warns of a potential 8-foot rise in sea level by 2100 and increases in floods, large wildfires, extreme heat, and rainfall in the US. Coastal property damage could hit $120 billion annually by 2090, the same year annual deaths from extreme temperatures could reach 9,300.

The report further states it could be underselling things because of climate “surprises” when unexpected tipping points are reached.  It goes without saying the biggest surprise here is that the report was actually released by the Trump Gang.

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6 Responses to Why Did the Trump Gang Sign Off On Shocking Climate Report?

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    November 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    The big question is why? Trump doesn’t do anything that doesn’t directly serve him.

  2. Neil Bamforth Reply

    November 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Another distraction perhaps?

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Could be, but I’m not sure about half of America is really paying attention anyway.

  3. jess Reply

    November 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Because they are stupid and did not pay attention to details. Like me, when I was a teenager 🙂

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      ..and like me because I was a teenager, or because I was just being really, really, stupid.

  4. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    November 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Stupid or addicted to faith. It all comes to the same thing. I try to take the deep time attitude, it won’t matter in a million years.

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